The Fitzwilliam Estate Clearances Lists, 1847 to 1856

Index of County Wicklow families given passage to Canada from the Fitzwilliam Estate, Coolattin, County Wicklow

By Jim Rees

Photo:Coolattin House, home of Lord Fitzwilliam

Coolattin House, home of Lord Fitzwilliam

The Ireland Canada Story:

This index is a record of the families who left the Fitzwilliam Estate in County Wicklow, Ireland during the clearances carried out by the estate between 1847 and 1856. The vast majority went to Quebec, one shipload went on the Star to St. Andrews, New Brunswick in 1848. The information is taken from the Fitzwilliam Emigration Books (National Library of Ireland, MS 4974 & 4975), a list of the people scheduled to sail on the Star, Jessie, and Swan (Fitzwilliam Papers, National Library of Ireland, microfilm Pos 934, Neg 852, referred to below simply as “passenger list”), and various lists in the records of Parks Canada at Grosse Isle, Quebec and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick relating to the Star.

Also see related article The Surplus People by Jim Rees and see the website the Ireland-Canada Story.

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This page was added by Catherine Wright on 23/10/2012.